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... men and women seemed to be dressed like it’s 1995. Seeing Starbucks in Prague seems very, very out of place.Other notes: Bought a camera, as my old one was on its last life and the price was right.
Radio tower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDi%C5 %BEkov_Television_Tower
Friday. Day 2.
Woke up very late, as we had gone to bed around 4:30 am (hello sunrise and chirping birds!). Went for a "run" while waiting for ...
... through the fog,
wreaking havoc on nature and living recklessly till the dawn.
When the sun rises on shapes silken, slender and smooth,
golden ambers of skin shining sultry in hue.
And the wind screams out plain and the trees are laid bare,
and the earth stops its movement being suddenly aware.
Of all that really matters, all that causes it to spin,
keeps the universe in flux and the endless cycle ...
... the same.
Yesterday we explored Prague Castle, the Monastery and Charles Bridge. The Castle includes St Vitus Cathedral, the Powder Tower and St Wenceslas Cathedral. An amazing part of Prague history and certainly one of the top three sites to visit, the others being Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Some parts of these date back to the 9th century and it is incredible to think of the history that they have seen.
Today we caught our bus to ...
... the President's living quarters in the castle are quite small and uncomfortable, plus most of the castle is open to the public so the Presidents for the last 22 years have chosen to live elsewhere. I'm sure that helps avoid any awkward situations, say on a Saturday morning when the President is standing in the castle kitchen in his underwear staring in to the fridge and 900 tourists are taking his picture. I can't blame the ...
... golems and other awesome jew-myths. Alas, like every other European city, it seems, the Jewish Quarter also served as a ghetto of sorts, and today houses a Jewish museum that was actually founded by Hitler. It seems he wished to create a museum in ‘memory of an extinct race’. The sheer gall of that act alone sends kind of a shiver down your spine. Just more hatred and bile to add to the long list of Hitler’s atrocities, I guess. Leaving such ...